In Washington state thousands of students are without a home. It is estimated in King and Pierce counties that 15,000 students are homeless (http://www.psesd.org). Within a given year, 41% of homeless children will attend two different schools. With every change in school, a student is set back academically, sometimes by as much as six months. As thousands of homeless children like Brian transfer in and out of schools each year, educators are legally obligated to enroll and support them.
The belief that working to end child homelessness will have far-reaching and lasting effects on the future of our society. Homeless families are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, with profound effects on millions of American children. One in fifty children experiences homelessness in America each year, according to a recent study by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Nearly half of those children are under the age of six – the most vulnerable group of all. ( Horizons for Homeless Children, November 23, 2011 ).
They were raised as Catholics, and as a norm of Catholic and Hispanic traditions, they baptized their children within a few months of being born. They also enrolled them in catechism as soon as they could read and by the age of nine, they did their first communion. AM has always being a housewife taking care of their three children at home. CR has been working in a warehouse for the past 15 years. CR drives over 60 miles roundtrip to go to work but he is content because he makes $16.00 an hour, as he says, pretty good considering that he did not complete junior high.
Nobody wants to hear that their city is full of poverty, mishaps, illiteracy and, No hope. Especially the citizens of Detroit I believe my city takes things the hardest, but can still accept the fact that this is a crisis. The parents of Detroit pride, integrity, and humility is attacked the most because of how much the financial situation along effects their children. Now the education crisis in Detroit Public Schools has ruined us for an unimaginable long time. Just as the authors makes clear in his article.
Only 50% attend school on a regular basis. "Homelessness has a devastating impact on homeless children and youth’s educational opportunities. Residency requirements, guardianship requirements, delays in transfer of school records, lack of transportation, and lack of immunization records often prevent homeless children from enrolling in school. Homeless children and youth who are able to enroll in school still face barriers to regular attendance: while 87% of homeless youth are enrolled in school, only 77% attend school regularly" (U.S. Department of Education, 2004). Helping these kids stay in school would deminish the issues in the future.
Based on Census statistics the United States has a child poverty rate that is more than twice as high as many Europeans nations. The Poverty rate for children living in the U.S has increased to 22% in 2010. The poverty rate for U.S. adults is only 13.7 % today one out of every four American children is on food Stamps. Also 50 percent of all U.S children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18. There are also 314 countries in the U.s where at least 30 % of the children are facing food insecurity.
WELFARE IN AMERICA Many people are taking advantage of welfare, while others who really needs help suffers, do we cut off the good to weed out the bad. The problem continues welfare reform is it helping or hurting our nation. What’s wrong with welfare that is the question, and there is no simple answer. Welfare is a group of entitlement programs aimed at helping those who are less fortunate, what most people are referring to when they say “Welfare” is aid to Families With Dependant Children (AFDC) a program which dispenses monthly checks to families in which the adults in the household are unemployed, and most of the recipients are single mothers who needs help. Aid to Families with Dependant Children recipients
Homelessness in America is a "revolving-door" crisis. Many people exit homelessness quickly, but many more individuals become homeless every day. During a year’s time, four or five times as many people experience homelessness as are homeless on any particular day. More families with children than un-partnered people enter and leave homelessness during a year; families represent a relatively large share of the annual population. As a result, during a typical year, between 900,000 and 1.4 million children are homeless with their families.
A. Increasing minimum wage causes four times more unemployment loss for uneducated employees (Archer, 2004, p.4) B. Minimum wage laws mostly harm teenagers and young adults because they typically have little work experience and take jobs that require fewer skills (Henderson, 2006, No. 550). 1.
Appalachian residents are more prone to chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. The poverty rate in the Appalachian Mountains are about three times the poverty rate for all of America. A twelve year old girl named Courtney hoping for a home for her and her family told ABC news reporters, "We're not like other people; we can't afford food after food after food." ABC news has been following children raised in poverty in the poorest region of Appalachia for two years. There is Shawn Grim, who strives to become a high school football star.